Cohenv.U.S.

United States Court of Appeals, District of Columbia CircuitMar 11, 2010
No. 08-5088 Consolidated with 08-5093, 08-5174 (D.C. Cir. Mar. 11, 2010)

No. 08-5088 Consolidated with 08-5093, 08-5174.

Filed March 11, 2010.

Before: SENTELLE, Chief Judge, and GINSBURG, HENDERSON, ROGERS, TATEL, GARLAND, BROWN, GRIFFITH, and KAVANAUGH, Circuit Judges.


ORDER


PER CURIAM.

Upon consideration of appellee's petition for rehearing en banc, the response thereto, and the vote in favor of the petition by a majority of the judges eligible to participate, it is

ORDERED that the petition be granted. The case will be reheard by the court sitting en banc. It is

FURTHER ORDERED that the portion of the court's August 7, 2009 judgment reversing in part and remanding the cases for further proceedings be vacated. It is

FURTHER ORDERED that oral argument before the en banc court be heard at 9:30 a.m. on Wednesday, September 29, 2010. It is

FURTHER ORDERED that, in addition to filing briefs electronically, the parties file 20 paper copies each of the briefs and the appendix, in accordance with the following schedule:

Brief for Appellants June 25, 2010 Appendix June 25, 2010 Brief for Appellee July 26, 2010 Reply Brief for Appellants August 9, 2010

The briefs are to be limited to the following issues:

(1) Whether the Administrative Procedure Act claims of the plaintiffs are barred at this time under 28 U.S.C. § 2201(a) or 26 U.S.C. § 7421(a);

(2) Should D.C. Circuit precedent interpreting the Anti-Injunction Act and the Declaratory Judgment Act as "coterminous" be overruled?

(3) If the Anti-Injunction Act or the Declaratory Judgment Act bars the court from hearing plaintiffs' APA claims, may plaintiffs still challenge IRS Notice 2006-50 in a refund suit under 26 U.S.C. § 7422?

(4) Does APA section 702 waive sovereign immunity for plaintiffs' APA claims?

Because the briefing schedule is keyed to the date of argument, the court will grant requests for extension of time limits only for extraordinarily compelling reasons. The briefs and appendix must contain the date that the case is scheduled for oral argument at the top of the cover. See D.C. Cir. Rule 28(a)(8).

A separate order will issue regarding allocation of oral argument time.